Recently, I gave a presentation to the C4MVC virtual user group focus on ASP.NET MVC, and headed up by Eric Hexter. You can see the meeting info here. I introduced and walked through a Portable Areas sample. the purpose of MvcContrib Portable Areas is to provide a component model for ASP.NET MVC. It’s not perfect, but it is a very powerful model. Our hope is that, along with MvcContrib participating in the CodePlex Foundation, Microsoft will be able to take some of the code, or perhaps just the idea, and productize it into the much-needed component model for ASP.NET MVC.